GPS Test Results – Top 10 Sports Watches Tested So Far

Here are my Top 10 watches for GPS accuracy that have so far managed to complete…

The London 10 Mile

The new London 10 mile race is in Richmond Park on  June 4 2017 on a…

Parkrun for OWS (Open Water Swimming)

Important swim news !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FYI: The band is only £10. I guess the success will depend…

Suunto SPARTAN – new GPS algorithm + GLONASS – provisional test results in ULTRA vs SPORT

I knew something was wrong when the autolaps were quite a bit different from each other.…

15 Minute Bodyweight Workout for Runners

Most of us will appreciate that one of the keys to staying injury free as runners…

Suunto SPARTAN gets GLONASS – so what?

Today’s new firmware for the SPARTAN is annoying as I now have to re-do a GPS…

Generic swim app for wearables including androidwear, ios, pebble, garmin

I was looking for AndroidWear sports apps for the Polar M600. I found a few and some…

Under Armour – New Sports Watch Rumoured to be Imminent (Leak of UA-HTC AndroidWear device)

HTC are rumoured to have produced a new device in conjunction with Under Armour (UA). Leveraging…

Rant 2 – The Sequel: Is your favourite sports gadget blog really independent?

After a recent post “Rant 2016: The Problem with sports watch reviews; freebies and bloggers”, I started…

Shimano S-PHYRE 2017 – expansion from footwear to clothing

Last year Shimano gave us performance cycling footwear and this year the natural expansion is to…

Fitbit acquires Vector (Watch Company)

Another interesting acquisition announced a few days ago by Fitbit. this time of the European ‘startup’…

The Data LADEN Athlete – Happily carrying STRYD, Runscribe and Garmin

Some of you will be data-driven athletes. You will use your historic or live data to actively…

Garmin Fenix 5 : What is Firstbeat Training Effect 2.0 and Training Status – impact on XERT or GoMore?

Garmin’s Fenix 5 advertises the use of Training Effect 2.0 and will also be including a…

GoMore: Stamina Sensor – A Quick Look (updated from 2016 post)

The GoMore Stamina sensor is a nifty Bluetooth heart rate monitor device that pairs with an iOS…

Sports Watches: What are the killer apps/functions for 2017 and beyond?

With the Fenix 5, the killer “app” will be MAPS and the gargantuan, cumulative effect of a…

Garmin – What next after the Fenix 5? Something interesting OR Forerunner 935 XT, 635, 240/245 or FR45

I hope you are enjoying the spoon-fed news from CES as much as the rest of us,…

Fitbit adds stuff ?!?

fitbit have relatively basic but generally well-working products. Their online ecosystem is good. In the light…

Polar announce H10 HRM and a Shirt

Polar have just announced a new HRM. The H10. This is probably a renamed H7i ie…

Samsung Gear and Under Armour

When you have a super large company partnering like SAMSUNG with a super large company like…

New Balance RunIQ – AndroidWear Watch

I’d forgotten all about this. Think Polar M600 (great piece of kit) . New Balance’s foray into…

Suunto SPARTAN SPORT with Wrist HR – officially announced with optical HR

Suunto unveils their first watch with wrist heart rate measurement Suunto Spartan Sport Wrist HR is…

Garmin Fenix 5 – The FALLOUT post announcement. Leaks, Bluetooth, bugs and power

The Fenix 5 announcement certainly answers many questions but it raises new concerns and new, even…

Garmin – Parallel announcements on 'new' CIQ apps at CES 2017

Alongside the Fenix 5, Garmin have also announced some interesting new CIQ apps. They will also…

Garmin Fenix 5 – Press Release

Below is Garmin’s press release for those of you who want to read the official blurb.…

Heart rate monitor reviews – you can’t test just one!

Wise words below from Valencell. Re-blogged the original from this source: http://valencell.com/blog/2016/12/heart-rate-monitor-reviews-cant-test-just-one/ Never believe a word…

Garmin Fenix 5 – quick commentary and specification highlights

Bad news for non-Garmin companies. The Fenix 5 has lots and lots and lots of stuff;…

Mystery Watch(es)

Well folks, there will definitely be an announcement of at least one new sports watch at CES2017.…

What will Garmin announce at CES 2017?

Edit: (here) are the actual F5X specs and a commentary and comparison. The F5 is now…

New Triathlon Watches 2016 – It's All Over Bar the Buying

KONA is finished and so is any hope for a new tri watch this side of…

Polar M200 – FCC Registration – Imminent Running Watch

So the Polar M200 running watch is likely to hit the shops in October/November with the…

Write to FIT – Finally SmO2 and THb – MOXY and BSX

So finally the MOXY data field from Connect IQ is allowed by Garmin to write the…

New LVL Band from onelvl (BSXInsight)

WARNING: COMPANY MAY BE IN DIFFICULTIES Interesting early stage announcement From onelvl (BSX Insight). A hydration…

NEW *Sports Watch* – Quiz – What's This One Then Smarty-Pants?

After last month’s moderately taxing ‘guess the sports watch’ competition. You know, the one that had no prize…

IRONMAN UK THIS WEEKEND

Ironman UK return again in a few days. For a lot of people it’s the culmination of many…

Suunto Spartan Ultra Specs – *NEXT WEEK* for the more specifications

OK sports watch fans. The truth will out next week with the full specs for the…

Shimano (the bike bits people) acquires Lazer (the helmet people)

An interesting acquisition of Lazer (helmets) by Shimano was announced today. Shimano, we all know, do…

Garmin Edge 820 – 100% Confirmation with Varia Vision

If further confirmation of the Edge 820 were needed here it is  

Suunto Spartan Ultra- First Hands On (Not Me) anyone speak Danish?

Here is the first video of a hands-on with the great looking Suunto Spartan Ultra. It’s…

Garmin Edge 505 – Vague Possibility

Again another POSSIBLE leak from Garmin. Who seem to have a new product for every week this year…

Garmin Forerunner 635 635HR – soon….

Not long to wait until Garmin release the optical HR version of the Forerunner 630…following the…